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The Light We Carry Book Summary

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By Michelle Obama

15 min
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In the New York Times Bestseller, Michelle Obama shares wisdom about staying hopeful and balanced when the world is so out of control. She answers several questions in her book, such as “How do we build meaningful relationships with people?” “How can we stay strong and connected in a divided society?” How do we feel more hopeful? She draws on her experiences as mother, First Lady, friend, spouse, and daughter to share the habits and principles that has helped her adapt to change and overcome challenges. She talks about her practices of “starting kind”, “going high”, and building a trusted network of friends and mentors. She explores topics related to race, gender, and visibility to help readers work through fear, build meaningful connections, and live with boldness.

About the Author

Michelle Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer, who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2018. She is wife to Barack Obama, the 44th and first African American president of the United States. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Obama worked at the law office Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. She was an active supporter and campaigner for her husband during the 2008 and 2012 elections. During the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she delivered a speech in support of Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. As the first lady, Michelle Obama worked to alleviate poverty, improve the education system and physical activity of children.
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The Light We Carry

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